My new work-in-progress has a pit bull named Boo in it. Boo is a bald rip-off of Buddy, my friend’s pit bull mix and the sweetest, most playful creature on the planet. Sadly, Buddy died a few years ago. As I write this novel, I keep telling myself I will not let Boo take over the book. No, I won’t. No! But he is so adorable….